Sell Then Buy a Home at Same Tax Level

In California, many homeowners may want to sell their home, and move to another county. Although, they may decide not to, since it would make them subject to a higher tax rate on the new home. At the same time, for seniors there is a definite silver lining. In fact in 1988, voters passed Proposition 90. And, it allows anyone …

Low Interest Rates Boost Market Activity

Mortgage Interest Rates Remain Low

Mortgage interest rates remain low. And, their historic low has a lot to do with a heightened level of home buyer incentive. In fact, many pundits expect that to continue through at least the first few months of January. As a result, those thinking of selling should find plenty of incentive in the new year. They should anticipate a healthy …

San Mateo County Condos October Overview

The 4th quarter 2020, picking up in October showed a strong start for real estate in San Mateo County. And, that included the resale condo market. Although, San Mateo County condos October overview shows the market had its own unique and similar trends, as compared to single family. In fact, like single family homes, condo sales rose, year-over-year (YoY). It …

San Mateo County January 2021 Condo Market

Sept Domestic Real Estate Market

Millions of Americans may want to know what direction the domestic real estate market is heading. And, if previous months’ indicators are accurate, it’s heading positively. In fact, home sales continue on a strong trend, in all four domestic sectors. Although, that has put pressure on new home developers to step it up. After all, existing home inventory has comes …

San Mateo County Sept Real Estate Update

What’s in a monthly real estate report? What information does it offer that’s worth the read? And, what makes one more useful than another? In fact, not all such reports are created equal. Sometimes, you find they may lack facts and detail. You may find they are not designed to provide any real depth and insight into market activity. Although, …

August 2020 San Mateo County Market Activity

August 2020 San Mateo County market activity was marked with plenty of up-trends. And, it was a continuation of similar activity in July. In fact, August trends showed rises in activity, from home sales and home pricing, to sales to list price ratio and home inventory. All that as it relates to single family, resale homes. Although, there were a …

Key Tips for Remodeling a Home

Do you own a home and want to give it a face lift? And, do you want to remodel some of its features? In fact, these factors are front and center with not only many homeowners, but those planning to sell.  Although, they may not know quite where to start. As a result, it helps to know some key tips …

July 2020 San Mateo County Market

Well, here we are, in the heart of 3rd quarter 2020 already. And as with previous months this year, it’s a unique market situation. It’s thrown us some curve balls. Although, many have risen to the challenge. They’ve responded with innovation and new ways of doing business. With them, no less results and success have been possible. In fact, while …

May San Mateo County Home Sales

With May behind us, we can look at the numbers and summarize the month’s activity. And, those numbers tell us a lot about how the market behaved, with resale, single-family home sales. In fact, May San Mateo County home sales continued on a downturn, by 44.9%, compared to last year. Although, sales were up by 19.6%, compared to April 2020. …

Thinking of Selling Your San Mateo Home?

In these uncertain times, some may be thinking it’s not not a good idea to sell a home right now. Although, in places like San Mateo, people are selling their homes, successfully. And, it’s just a matter of having the right game plan with the right team. As a result, if you’re thinking of selling your San Mateo home, this …